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Paid medical leave benefits could help newly ill and injured workers know their rights and stay in the workforce.
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Small businesses are a key path for building wealth and closing the racial wealth gap, but the pandemic is threatening Latino entrepreneurs.
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Many players may have to leave the game they love to search for livable wages in an economy still experiencing record unemployment.
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As employers adopt AI hiring technology during the pandemic and beyond, they have a critical responsibility to ensure the systems they use don’t deepen inequalities.
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Youth apprenticeships can provide students with valuable work experience and earnings to help them weather an unsteady labor market.
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Three lessons from the 2007-2009 Great Recession can help the workforce recover.
Maria Mora came to find information about her claim but found the California State Employment Development Department was closed due to coronavirus concerns on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Canoga Park, CA.
In April 2020, unemployment rates increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The unemployment rate skyrocketed to 14.7 percent, and employers cut 20.5 million jobs.
Evidence shows paid time off for workers with serious medical conditions, combined with evidence-based return to work services, is key to supporting workers’ health, public health, and economic security.
Research shows paid sick leave reduces the spread of disease, lowers worker absenteeism, and supports preventive medicine.

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